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Lot 3585: Winchester 20 Ga. Model 23 XTR Lightweight Pigeon Grade Shotgun

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Factory Engraved Winchester 20 Gauge Model 23 XTR Lightweight Pigeon Grade Double Barrel Shotgun with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Factory Engraved Winchester 20 Gauge Model 23 XTR Lightweight Pigeon Grade Double Barrel Shotgun with Box

Manufacturer: Olin-Kodensha
Model: Pigeon Grade
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 25 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 644
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 277
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured from 1978 to 1988. Dual white bead sights on the matte vent rib, 3 inch chambers with ejectors, and chokes marked improved cylinder/modified. The boxlock action is engraved with a pair of quail on the left, a pair of pheasants on the right, and a solitary pigeon on the underside along with scrollwork. Single trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered walnut beavertail forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with Winchester recoil pad. Includes original factory box. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 3/8 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 13 oz. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finishes, limited handling evidence, factory grease still on the barrels, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The box is very fine with light storage type wear. Mechanically excellent.



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